Children's Programme


Our Children's Programme has been designed to encourage a love of dance and music whilst developing motor skills, co-ordination, a love of music and teamwork in an age appropriate format that is both relatable and fun to a young child.

The Programme establishes fundamental movement skills and to progressively develop gross and fine motor skills for children aged 3 and above.

Classes nurture each child’s abilities, engage imagination, facilitate social interaction and help them learn to follow instructions while having great fun.

Recreation - Ages 3 - 4

The ideal entrée to the rudiments of dance and ballet. These classes draw on elements of ballet to introduce future ballerinas to the world of dance.

Class meets on Saturday mornings from 30min at Mitcham

Pre-Primary - Ages 5-6

Children are introduced to a traditional classical ballet environment where they are able to develop their fundamental ballet techniques and have an opportunity to take part in RAD presentation awards

Class meets on Saturday mornings for 60 min at Mitcham

Primary - For ages 6-7 years

The Primary Grade is where the real training begins with students developing the strength, posture and turnout required for future Grades and character dances.

Grade One, Two, Three, Four

Students in these grades are now building on their technique and vocabulary of dance steps. The continuation of National Character in these grades is very much enjoyed by the students and gives them the opportunity to study styles from various countries.

Junior students wishing to undertake examinations will be required to attend all specified exam classes per week.

There is a holiday workshop for students from Pre-Primary and upwards in preparation for the examinations and attendance at these workshops is mandatory.

Junior Ballet classes are held throughout the week and on Saturdays and are at held at our Mitcham studios.

All students have the opportunity to participate in our annual performance providing them with their first taste of the theatre.

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Terry Simpson Studios - Junior School has been selected as one of Active Activties' Most Popular Kids Activities for the past 4 years running


"The small child at dancing class may never become a professional dancer - but the courtesies and disciplines, as well as the joy in movement, will touch (him or) her forever" - Helen Thomson b 1943